Spiritual Questions and Answers with Radhanath Swami

Becoming an object of utility in service of Krishna

By on January 20, 2012 in Insights with 118 Comments

DecisionsQuestion to Radhanath Swami: I want to accumulate more wealth and then channelize it for the service of Krishna. But I have a fear that I may deviate and instead of using it for Krishna I may use it more for personal enjoyment. How do I keep a check on this?

Radhanath Swami Answers: It is possible if we are honest. Secondly, we require spiritual guidance for such important spiritual decisions. If we are in association of devotees we can learn to be an honest devotee of the Lord. Association helps in maintaining good Sadhana, i.e. chanting the holy names every day regularly, hearing from the scriptures regularly, and giving up sinful activities. If we follow these principles and maintain association with saintly people, then Krishna gives us proper understanding and we develop a strong spiritual foundation. For e.g. if you are a doctor and I ask you something about medicine, you can answer. But if you are not related to the medicine field you will be clueless of answering such questions. Similarly, if you have a disciplined spiritual life, then such questions are automatically answered. When we use our resources and capabilities for the service of the Lord we experience supreme pleasure. Our senses will be supremely satisfied when we do any service for Krishna.


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  • vsk

    wonderful guidance

  • satyam


  • Y.Raja Shekar

    As HH Radhanath Swami always says, if we are sincere, serious and without ulterior motives then we can please Guru and Krishna and perfect our lives.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Simple solution for determinant peoples.

  • saurabh

    Very wonderful article

  • samir paleja

    fantastic explanation. thank u.

  • Rajeev


  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    Very wonderful answer by Radhanath Swami!If we are strict in spiritual discipline, all our questions are automatically answered!

  • navin poojary

    Very well answered!

  • Chandrika

    An excellent answer.

  • madhura


  • Jagannath Dham Das

    Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj for such a clear answer & telling us how important its to take guidance of senior devotees !
    Hare Krishna !

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Wonderful answer by Radhanath Swami. Krishna Consciousness means dovetailing our abilities in the service of the Lord and Radhanath Swami has provided an amazing way to do it.

  • Aishwarya

    Nice answer

  • This shows the importance of proper association and sadhana under proper guidance. Thank you Maharaj.

  • Piyush Singh

    Very practical answer to this somewhat tricky question. Thanks to Radhanath Swami.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for the wonderful answer of how to perform our service by practicing good sadhana every day and by the association of devotees.

  • Manasa

    Chanting the Holy Names of the Lord and association of the devotees helps us to develop a strong spiritual foundation which makes us to be in the right path

  • with a disciplined spiritual life, such questions related to services are automatically answered.
    a secret being revealed.

  • Biswajit

    Hare Krishna . .

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Association of devotees is very important to develop proper consciousness.

  • Saurabh

    “If we follow these principles and maintain association with saintly people, then Krishna gives us proper understanding and we develop a strong spiritual foundation.” — The answers given by Radhanath Swami maharaja are very practical and carries the real essence of Spiritual life, thank you very much

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    One has to practice a disciplined spiritual life, is the most important aspect to become honest. Very Good. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • BSDd

    Association is so crucial in spiritual life.

  • chandraprakash

    wonderfully enlightening

  • wonderful guidence

  • vijay

    wonderfully explained

  • ASH

    Nice one.

  • suresh

    Maharaj answer is simply wonderful.

  • Ravi Garg

    Perfect guidance by Swamiji…….

  • Very true we need spiritual guidance for such important spiritual decisions.

  • Deepak

    Gr8 answer

  • Citra Gopi DD

    Wonderful article.

  • Rajaruban

    Great answer.

  • satyam

    very wonderful

  • Pankaj

    Perfect question – Perfect answer!

  • Kuldeep Soni


  • Biswajit

    Hare Krishna

  • Vraja

    Nice answer.

  • VP Singam

    Great answer.

  • surekha

    very nicely answered By swamiji. Many thanks !!

  • madhura


  • chandraprakash

    i m very much impressed with it

  • VSK

    Amazing answer.

  • Rajeev

    Very practical guidance.

  • Kiran

    It is indeed our great fortune to be able to get guide from great personalities like Radhanath Swami.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    This is an answer to a question that each of us has. May we always remain honest to Krishna, with our spiritual master’s mercy. Thank you swamiji.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Precise answer for a one of the most common questions among devotees

  • Roshan

    Thank you for that answer Maharaj. I myself had a similar query

  • Very good engagement which lead us to perfection.

  • Ravi

    Beautiful reply……

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    AS HH Radhanath Swami says, using every thing in Krishna’s service is the real renunciation.

  • Jitendra Pardeshi

    Being Honest through association of such devotees and seeking guidence from spiritual authority – is the key. Thank you Radhanath Swami Maharaj.

  • Biswajit

    Hare Krishna .

  • meera Sharma

    Honesty and guidance is the key to make spritual progress.

  • Sundar

    How important is good saintly association, keeps coming everywhere.

  • surekha

    Many thanks to Swami Radhanath for a very practical answer

  • chandraprakash

    very nice quote

  • Ravi Garg

    Nice article……

  • vijay

    sincere question and wonderful answer!!

  • Ankit patel

    Great answer.

  • a k solanki

    fantastic answer

  • kuldeep soni


  • Roshan

    Very nice guidelines

  • This shows the importance of carrying out spiritual practice under the direction of a bonafide devotee in proper disciplic succession.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for giving brilliant answers to seemingly unanswerable questions.

  • anjan

    sincere question and Practical answer!! Many thanks to Radhanath swami

  • sajeev

    everything boils down to association….

  • Poonam

    wonderful explanation!

  • umesh

    nicely explained the need of spiritual guidance by Radhanath Swami.

  • surekha

    Thank you Radhanath swami for this wonderful answer.

  • satish

    devotee association is the key to success. thankyou

  • Raushan

    When we become advanced spiritually we can understand what to do and what no, till then we have to follow the superiors.

  • anand

    very nice answer…perfect guide for our lives

  • omprakash

    very nice article

  • anjan

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this very practical answer

  • surekha

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this very wonderful answer

  • anjan

    Many thanks to Radhanath swami for this deep and profound answer

  • chandraprakash

    really very important

  • Pankaj

    Amazing answer!

  • Abhi Abhi

    A very relevant question, and an equally wonderful answer by Radhanath Swami!!!

  • sri vallabhi dd

    Hare krishna

  • anand

    enlightening and insightful

  • suresh

    great reply,

  • Sundar

    great answer

  • Shalmalee


  • very beautifully explain.

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    This answer by HH Radhanath Swami stresses the importance of association and spiritual guidance.

  • That why each and every person need guidence from spiritual master

  • chandraprakash

    thank u so much for yr guaidance maharaj

  • anand

    thank you for the wonderful post



  • Anand

    Pure devotees like Radhanath Swami Maharaj know well how to use everything in service of the Lord, His devotees for the welfare of this entire world.

  • ajinkya


  • H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj has emphasized the importance of strict sadhana.Thank you Maharaj.

  • cpyadav


  • sunny

    beautifully explained the simple 4 foundation principles for success executed in association of saintly devotees: honesty, taking spiritual guidance, performing sadhana and avoid sinful activities

  • damodar

    Perfect counseling by Radhanath swami

  • Ramya

    All glories to Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

  • anand

    wonderful guidabce…All glories to H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

  • umesh

    what a wonderful answer by Radhanath Swami.

  • Rajeev

    Thank you very very much for wonderful inspirational guidance.

  • Abhinav Mutreja

    Honesty and guidance !

  • Rasaraj das

    Very good advice

  • Kaustubh Hassan Narasimhan

    Hare Krishna……very wonderful answer Maharaj…thank you so much

  • Sunny Mattas

    Wonderful Explanation!

  • govind

    thanks a lot for nice explanation.

  • Ankush

    very true

  • Anamika

    Thanks for letting us know the way of doing it correctly.

  • Jaydeep

    100% correct !

  • Rathushan

    Thank you for the question and the answer.

  • Sahil Khosla

    Thanks Radhanath Swami Maharaj for explaining that our spiritual life is based on our honesty. If we are honest and in devotee association, we can definitely experience the pleasure of serving the supreme as mentioned by Maharaj.

  • Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful answer by Radhanath Swami.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Superb answer! We have to be in association of devotees and take advice and spiritual guidance from them

  • Balaram Acharya Das

    V nicely explained .Thank you so much Gurudev!!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    True! Whenever we use our wealth, assets, etc in the service of Krsna, there is immense pleasure. That should be our aim.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Great answer by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj.